Andalusia detects a new variant of the coronavirus, still without a name

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has confirmed today that Andalusia has detected a new variant of the coronavirus, to which a specific name has not yet been given, and of which his behavior is unknown.

Speaking to journalists after a visit to the Basilica de la Macarena in Seville, Moreno pointed out that with this new variant, in Andalusia there are five, the dominant one is the British, the South African, the Ugandan, the new unnamed and the first detected at the beginning of the pandemic.

The committee of experts of the Board will be very aware of the evolution of this new variant and its behavior, according to Moreno, who has explained that as the virus advances, new variants enter and that is an “exponent of maximum risk”, for which has once again asked citizens to be responsible because “there are eight or ten complicated weeks left” to immunize fifty percent of the population with the vaccine.

The Chairman of the Board has admitted that “everything seems to indicate that we are moving towards a fourth wave”, although it has specified that it is possible that it is of less impact than the third, the hardest in Andalusia in deceased and hospitalized, since there are more than 1.4 million people vaccinated and half a million immunized.

In addition, he has argued that Andalusia is the only autonomous community in Spain that has a perimeter closure between the provinces.

Regarding the European vaccination passport, Moreno has considered it positive to advance safely in mobility and to reactivate tourism and services and recalled that the Board launched a similar initiative for almost three months using the QR code on mobile devices to identify immunized persons.